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How to enroll in or change GIC dental and vision coverage

Here is how to enroll in, cancel, add and drop spouse and dependents from the GIC dental/vision plan
Eligible state employees may join this plan within 10 calendar days of hire. They can join, cancel coverage, and add and drop their spouse and dependents during Annual Enrollment, and within 60 days of a qualifying status change, e.g. marriage & birth.

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The GIC Dental/Vision Plan is for State Employees who are not covered by collective bargaining or do not have another Dental and/or Vision Plan through the state. The plan primarily covers Managers, Legislators, Legislative staff, and certain Executive Office staff. Employees of Authorities, Municipalities, Higher Education, and the Judicial Trial Court system are not eligible for GIC Dental/Vision coverage.

To add a spouse or dependent to coverage, documentation (e.g., copy of marriage or birth certificate) is required to accompany the form unless you have already provided it to the GIC for health insurance coverage.

If enrolling within 60 days of a qualifying event, you must attach proof of the qualifying event to your enrollment form.

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Return the completed form and documentation to your GIC Coordinator.

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Keep in mind that once you choose a dental plan, you may not change plans until the next annual enrollment, even if your dentist leaves the plan during the year.

If you withdraw from the plan or are terminated because of non-payment of premium, you will be unable to re-enroll in the plan until July 1 following 24 months from the date your coverage ended unless you have a documented loss of coverage elsewhere and apply within 60 days.

If you were covered by a bargaining unit dental plan.  You are subject to a waiting period when you become a manager and join the GIC dental/vision plan. If the GIC receives your completed Dental/Vision enrollment form within 60 days of the position change, the effective date will be the first day of the second month following the position change.  If we do not receive the completed form within 60 days of the position change, you must wait until the GIC’s next Annual Enrollment period to enroll.

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